Focusing on India's Emergency of 1975-7, when democracy was temporarily suspended in favour of an authoritarian regime, this book explores the avenues through which this event is remembered and forgotten. Based on fieldwork and archival analysis, Unsettling Memories traces the experiences and perceptions of those men and women who were the targets of the infamous slum clearance and sterilisation campaign which converged to disrupt life in the nation's capital Delhi.
This unique and thrilling book is a compilation of almost all available materials published in the press during 1972-95 on various events and matters connected with Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the greatest of the spiritual Masters of the contemporary world. These press reports had created many controversies about this renowned Godman. The compiler has presented convincing replies to those controversies and made a thorough critical assessment of all the press reports on Baba.
Kali Yuga Commenced At The Time Of Krishna'S Death, February 20, 3102 B. C. And The World Had To Wait For Nearly Thousand Years For The Emergence Of Sathya Sai Baba As A Major And Full Avatar. Sathya Sai Baba Was Born On November 23, 1926, And Sri Aurovindo, Who Was Working For Years To Bring Krishna Consciousness On Earth, The Advent Of Sathya Sai Baba. Like Krishna, Sai Baba Announced His Divinity On May 17, 1968 At The First World Conference Of Sri Sathya Sai Organization: This Is A Human Form Ascribed By Man To God Is Manifest. He Also Described On The Gurupoornima Day Of 1963 A Promise And A Pledge Given By Lord Shiva To Sage Bhardwaja That Shiva And Shakthi Would Incarnate In The Linea...
In 1976, When Sri Sathya Sai Baba Was In The Eye Of A Storm Raised By The Detractors, Karanjia Interviewed Him For Two And Half Hours The Longest Ever Interview Baba Has Granted To Any Journalist To Seek Answers To All The Questions Raised By The Skeptics As Well As The Critics And Detractors.
It is not only the past that lies in ruins in Patna, it is also the present. But that is not the only truth about the city that Amitava Kumar explores in this vivid, entertaining account of his hometown. We accompany him through many Patnas, the myriad cities locked within the city—the shabby reality of the present-day capital of Bihar; Pataliputra, the storied city of emperors; the dreamlike embodiment of the city in the minds and hearts of those who have escaped contemporary Patna's confines. Full of fascinating observations and impressions, A Matter of Rats reveals a challenging and enduring city that exerts a lasting pull on all those who drift into its orbit. Kumar's ruminations on one of the world's oldest cities, the capital of India's poorest province, are also a meditation on how to write about place. His memory is partial. All he has going for him is his attentiveness. He carefully observes everything that surrounds him in Patna: rats and poets, artists and politicians, a girl's picture in a historian's study, and a sheet of paper on his mother's desk. The result is this unique book, as cutting as it is honest.